Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Colossians 1:3-5a

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. 

One hope

Two words fill the heart. They are absolutely necessary and totally inadequate: Thank you.

Thank you, Holy One, for the hope that fills my life with light and color, beauty and joy. I do not hope for this or that … but for you, to know union, total and complete … with you … who are Love Incomprehensible.

Nothing else will do. Nothing else satisfies the soul. You made us for this, and whether we recognize it or not … our hearts long to see you, to know you, to live beyond the shadows of our earthly vision that we may see you face-to-face.

And we have seen your face in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and have come to believe that the Love in him is you, Holy One, a Love with nether beginning or end.

Having seen and having tasted, having known in our brother, Jesus, we hope for utter union with you who sent him to invite us home into the Love who made us.

This hope, laid up for us in heaven, fills us with love for you and all you have made, for sun and moon, for the souls we meet and the distant stars, knowing all that is comes from the Love you are. 

Knowing, too, you will not rest until all that is shines with the colors of your life, in utter harmony with you and all that is.

Pr. David L. Miller

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